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“Defamed Poll Workers Take Giuliani to Court Twice: Win $148M in Historic Payday

The saga of the two Georgia poll workers, which began when they were unwittingly thrust into the center of former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud, took another dramatic turn this week. Gabriel Sterling and Robert #####, who had their names and personal information dragged through the mud by former President Donald Trump, filed a new lawsuits on Tuesday seeking an additional $75 million from Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani. The pair sued Giuliani for defamation in March. In August, they were awarded a total of $148 million in damages after a jury found Giuliani liable for allegedly making false and malicious statements about them. However, the pair are now seeking an additional $75 million dollars in punitive damages, claiming that Giuliani made his false and malicious statements with malice and in reckless disregard for the truth. In their initial lawsuit, Sterling and ##### alleged that Giuliani had made numerous false and defamatory statements about them during public appearances and on Twitter, claiming they were involved in a so-called “fraud” during the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani responded to the lawsuit with a litany of attacks on the two, claiming he had only been “expressing his opinion” and that they had failed to provide any evidence of the “massive fraud” he claimed had occurred in the state’s elections. An attorney for ##### and Sterling has argued that Giuliani’s statements continue to cause them harm, and that their reputations remain “irreparably damaged.” The latest lawsuit further alleges that Giuliani has continued to make false and defamatory statements about the pair, including that they have been part of a scheme to send out fraudulent absentee ballots and rig the election for President Joe Biden. Giuliani has denied the allegations and vowed to fight the claims in court. However, the new lawsuit could prove difficult for the former president’s attorney to contend with. The saga of ##### and Sterling, who are both Georgia State Election Board workers, has been a long and complicated one, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The resolution of their second lawsuit against Giuliani is yet to be seen, but with both sides now digging in for a lengthy legal battle, this story doesn’t appear to be concluding anytime soon.